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Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion

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Philippe Aghion, a professor at the Collège de France and the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a fellow at the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  1. The Keys to Inclusive Growth
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    The Keys to Inclusive Growth

    Nov 25, 2021 Philippe Aghion & Aymann Mhammedi advocate two policies that can help spur a dynamic and equitable economic recovery.

  2. Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed
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    Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed

    May 8, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner say that France's railway strikes are a crucial test of the French president's credibility as a reformer.

  3. Macron’s Education Revolution
    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speaks with pupils as he visits the Jean Perrin secondary school  ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

    Macron’s Education Revolution

    Mar 7, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner believe the French government's education reforms will go a long way toward tackling inequality.

  4. What Makes an Inventor?
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    What Makes an Inventor?

    Jan 5, 2018 Philippe Aghion, et al. discuss findings from their study of the socioeconomic factors influencing individual achievement in innovation.

  5. The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform
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    The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform

    Sep 1, 2017 Benedicte Berner & Philippe Aghion say that the Macron government's just-announced plan to change the labor code is just the start.

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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.

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